Spectrum remote TV codes – how to program with and without codes

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If you have a Spectrum remote and you’re figuring out how to set it up with your TV, we have you covered right here. We have put together a guide on how to sync your Spectrum remote with a TV or other devices.

Now, Spectrum remotes are usually compatible with most brands, but we still encourage you to check compatibility just to be sure. Now, much like other universal remotes, the Spectrum remote is easy to set up, and you can do it with or without codes. 

In this guide, we have covered a list of some common remote codes and how to program the Spectrum remote with and without codes.

Quick Answer

If you have the code, you can do this – power on your TV (or other device) > press ‘OK’ and ‘Menu’ simultaneously > input the code > test the remote

If you want to find the code for your specific device or know to set up the Spectrum remote without codes, read our guide.

Spectrum TV remote codes list

Dynex11463, 11780, 11785, 11810, 12049, 12184
Insignia11423, 11564, 10171, 11204, 11517, 11641, 11660, 11710, 11780, 11892, 11963, 12002, 12049, 12088, 12417
LG11423, 10017, 11265, 10178, 10700, 10856, 11178, 11768, 11993, 12358, 12424
Magnavox11454, 11866, 10054, 10051, 10706, 10802, 11198, 11254, 11365, 11856, 11944, 11963, 11990, 12372
Panasonic10250, 11480, 11457, 10051, 10650, 11271, 11291, 11410, 11941, 11946
Philips11454, 11866, 10054, 10690, 11154, 11744, 11806, 11856, 11867, 12372, 12374
RCA11547, 10178, 11447, 10047, 10051, 10093, 10679, 11047, 11147, 11247, 11347, 11781, 11948, 11953, 11958, 12002, 12187, 12247, 12434
Samsung10812, 10060, 10702, 10178, 10650, 10766, 10814, 11060, 11903, 12051
Sharp10818, 10093, 10688, 10851, 11602, 11756, 12360
Sony10000, 10810, 10834, 11317, 11685
Toshiba11524, 10156, 11256, 11265, 10060, 10650, 10822, 10832, 10845, 11156, 11356, 11656, 11704, 11935, 11945, 12006
Vizio11758, 10864, 10885, 11756
Zenith10000, 11423, 10047, 10017, 10463, 11265, 10178, 11145, 10145, 11661
LG363, 113, 116, 102, 112, 143, 569, 284, 648, 741
Samsung258, 050, 363, 143, 333, 228, 229, 515, 655
Sharp251, 019, 028, 363, 143, 175, 308, 684, 692, 735
Sony001, 608, 646, 651, 702
Toshiba138, 030, 007, 258, 325, 230, 703
Vizio386, 387, 624, 625, 675
Samsung0178, 0766, 0814, 1060, 2051
LG0178, 0856, 1423, 1337, 1530
Toshiba0156, 1343, 1369, 1524, 1743, 1935
Sharp0818, 2402
Sony0810, 1685
Vizio0864, 0885, 1756, 1758, 2707

For more codes, check out this code finder by Spectrum.

How to program Spectrum remote

Here’s how you can program your Spectrum remote to work with your TV using the Spectrum remote codes.



Power on the TV

Turn your TV (or any other compatible device) on.



Press ‘Menu’ and ‘OK’

Then, press and hold the ‘OK’ and the ‘Menu’ button at the same time. Do this until the ‘Input’ button blinks two times.

Spectrum remote ok and menu buttons highlighted



Enter the code

Next, enter the code for the device that you found. The ‘Input’ button will blink twice to confirm that the code has been set.

Spectrum remote with number pad highlighted

To find the code for your device, you can check out our list above. And for more codes, visit the Spectrum website.



Test the Spectrum remote

Try pressing different buttons on the Spectrum remote to see if your TV (or selected TV) responds correctly. If the remote does not work properly, repeat the above steps using a different code.

How to program Spectrum remote to TV without code

If you don’t have a code or if you’re unsure which code to use, you can opt for the auto-code search method –



Power on device

Turn on the device that you want to use the remote with. For instance, power your TV on.



Press ‘OK’ and ‘Menu’ buttons

Next, press and hold the ‘OK’ and ‘Menu’ buttons simultaneously. Do this until you see the Input button blink twice.



Press the ‘TV Power’ button

Then, on your Spectrum remote, you have to press the power button labeled ‘TV.’ The Input should now have a solid light.

Spectrum remote with TV power button



Press and hold ‘Up’

Now, aim the Spectrum at the TV. Press and hold the ‘Up’ button until the TV turns off, and then release the Up button.

Spectrum remote with an arrow pointing at the up button



Test the remote

To see if the remote works properly with your TV. If not, try the process once again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why won’t my Spectrum remote work?

If your Spectrum remote isn’t working and you recently programmed it, a likely cause could be that the code you entered wasn’t accepted. So, you’ll have to program it again with a different remote code. However, if the issue is with something else, you can try changing its batteries, power cycling it to eliminate software bugs, cleaning the sensors, and factory resetting it to its original condition. If your Spectrum remote is still unresponsive, contacting Spectrum support should resolve any hardware or software issue.


All in all, programming a Spectrum universal remote to work with your TV is pretty straightforward. You need the right remote codes, and it should be set up in minutes. That said, there are two things to keep in mind. First, you might have to dig around for a bit to get ahold of the remote codes for your TV. Second, it isn’t guaranteed that any single remote code will work, so you’ll have to be patient and go through the list until you find the right one. Once you’ve covered these bases, the rest is history.

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